Helicopters are being used to complete construction on Vancouver House (PHOTOS)

May 9 2020, 10:35 am

Those living around Vancouver House woke up Saturday morning to the sounds of two helicopters whirring around the building, completing the building’s final touches of construction.

At 7 am this morning, Future Tech Transport Ltd. hauled crated glass from a storage yard to the Granville Street Bridge this morning, where two helicopters coordinated its lift to the roof of the building.

Image from Future Tech Transport

Vancouver House

A helicopter flying over Vancouver House / Justin Long

Vancouver House

Justin Long

Vancouver House

Justin Long

A close-up shot of the helicopters reveals that both are owned by Talon Helicopters, a local company that uses their helicopters in rescue missions, film, forest fire suppression, aerial construction, and transport.

Justin Long

Justin Long

Located at 1480 Howe Street, the building is scheduled to reach full completion later this year and has been recognized by CNN as one of the 10 most anticipated buildings set to shape the world in 2020.

Two penthouse suites listed for resale at the under-construction Vancouver House tower offer panoramic urban and water views as well as two patios and an outdoor hot tub. When the patios on each floor are accounted for, the outdoor living space totals 2,299 sq. ft. of floor area. The total indoor space is 3,252 sq. ft.

1480 Howe Street Vancouver House Penthouse

Artistic rendering of a penthouse at Vancouver House on 1480 Howe Street in downtown Vancouver. (Virani Real Estate Advisors / Westbank)

The new public area beneath the bridge will be activated by 85,000 sq. ft. of ground-level retail and restaurant space, namely London Drugs, Fresh St. Market grocery store, and Momofuku Noodle Bar.

Five permanent container shipping retail units will also be placed at the entrances into this new public space, where an oversized chandelier public art sculpture spins three times daily.

Within the two triangular podium buildings, 90,000 sq. ft. of office space will be furnished into academic space for University Canada West. Approximately 3,400 students are expected to study at this new campus, providing regular foot traffic for the area.

The residential portion of the CAD $750-million project contains 375 market condominiums and 105 market rental homes.

Daily Hive has reached out to Talon Helicopters and Westbank Developers for comment.

With files from Kenneth Chan.